Sibiu Walking Tourfrom
Discover Sibiu, the town in Romania awarded with 3 stars by the famous Michelin Guide Book!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons, Sibiu’s pristine old town has retained its grandeur and is not just one of the prettiest towns in Romania, but perhaps in all Europe. It’s a pedestrian city, with an imposing medieval wall, well-preserved towers, narrow streets, gabled 17th century buildings, the infamous Liar’s Bridge, and two church-dominated squares – Great Square and Little Square.
There’s something special about Sibiu – something that attracts you, makes you eager to discover it. It is town with such a rich history, built eight centuries ago by the Saxon colonists. Despite its hard, ruthless times the initial little village became a strong fortification, a big trade centre, a flourishing town during the Austro-Hungarian times and even a symbol of the fight against the totalitarian system during the Revolution in 1989.
Due to the co-habitation in this area of different ethnic groups Sibiu became also an emblem of multiculturalism and inter-cultural relationships. In 2007 it became European Capital of Culture and in 2019 it was awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy. Furthermore, my town was honoured to host in May 2019 the informal EU Summit.
Depending whom you ask Sibiu might be described as a vibrant town, sometimes romantic and picturesque, a town full of personality that can listen to you and even talk to you. During our walk through the big squares, narrow passages or cobbled streets will approach various topics also adapted to your interest. It will be an interesting and, why not, fun visit!
The tour includes all the important sights in the old town:
- The main squares
- The former walls of fortification and towers
- The Liars’ Bridge and the Journeymen House
- The Council Tower
- The Town Hall
- The Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church, the Orthodox Cathedral
The standard tour doesn’t include but at request we could add to our itinerary:
- The local food market
- One of the museums
- The entrance in the Council Tower and the Tower of the Evangelical Church
- Location 1 Former Walls of Fortification
The Three Main Squares
The There Main Squares in Sibiu: the Large, the Little and the Huet Square – each of them with such a variety of colourful buildings and a wide range of styles. There are so many interesting stories that will make you better understand the evolution of Sibiu and even Transylvania.
In summer time and in December, due to the big number of festivals and the Christmas market, all these squares became a vibrant limitless stage!
Due to its great evolution in time, Sibiu has become famous for its architectural styles, the interesting mix of colors and, of course, for its religious tolerance. A visit through the old town is the perfect occasion to learn more about the unicity of these places and how the ”Spirit from Sibiu” became an European model!
According to your program and our tour schedule we can decide together the meeting place and, also, the bets time to start. We try to be as flexible as possible and fit the program according to your needs.
Yes, of course. We can adapt it to the little ones – add some more legends and stories, make it more fun:)
Yes, this is only a walking tour in the old town; we suggest comfortable shoes and outfit.